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Mental Health and Adjustment

By Bilqees Aslam Shah   |   Govt. College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar
Learners enrolled: 1716
The course “MENTAL HEALTH & ADJUSTMENT” is an Elective Course in B.A Honors in Education as well in B.Ed/ M.Ed under the Choice Based Credit System (CBSE). The course has been meticulously designed so that the students will have a basic understanding of the subject (e.g., factual knowledge, methods, principles, generalizations, and theories). The objectives of this course are to develop knowledge, understanding and some basic skills regarding maintenance of mental hygiene. The target audience will develop an understanding regarding:
Mental Health & Adjustment.
The dynamics of human behavior, human development & human personality from a life adjustment approach.
Adjustment issues of various special groups.
Stress dynamics & Management.
Copying Strategies & some Therapeutic Interventions.
Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 09 Aug 2021
End Date : 30 Oct 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2021
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate



Course layout

WEEK-1
MENTAL HEALTH-I
Concept of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene
Status of Mental Health in India.  
Maladjustment and its causes.
Symptoms of mal adjustment.

WEEK-2
MENTAL HEALTH-II
Conflicts 
Frustration 
Adjustment Mechanism
Family Life and Education

WEEK-3
HUMAN MENTAL LIFE & CREATIVITY
Functions of Human Nervous System (Psychological basis of Human mental life)
Functions of Human Endocrine system (Psychological basis of Human mental life)
Meaning, nature and characteristics of a Creative Person
Relationship between Creativity and Mental Health

WEEK-4
HUMAN PERSONALITY
Personality-Definitions, Meaning & Nature: Development of Personality
Trait Theories of Personality
Type Theories of Personality
Measurement of Personality and Different tools of Personality  assessment

WEEK-5
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Meaning of Human Development
Areas of Human Development: Social, Emotional & Intellectual
Fundamentals of Piagetian Developmental Psychology
Functions of Education with respect to Development of Human Values (Social, moral and Aesthetic)

WEEK-6
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Nature & Scope of Educational Psychology 
Application of Educational Psychology in Teaching learning process & in understanding Individual’s Behaviour
Methods of Educational Psychology
Counseling in Educational Institutions for solving Mental Health Problems

WEEK-7
ADOLESENCE
Adolescence- Psycho-Physical Characteristics
Problems of Adolescence
Role of Education in solving problems of Adolescence
Adjustment in Adolescence

WEEK-8
EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION
Nature & Scope of Educational Psychology and Need for Psychological Approach in Education
Sex Education
Value Oriented Education
Women Education

WEEK-9
ADJUSTMENT
Dynamics of Adjustment and Coping
Adjustment problems of Special Groups (Gifted, Creative & Delinquents)
Adjustment problems of students with Learning Disabilities
Adjustment problems of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

WEEK-10
STRESS
Stress & Categories of stressors
Factors predisposing an individual to stress
Concept & Importance of Stress Management
Stress Coping strategies

WEEK-11
THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION-I
Psychotherapy
Group Psychotherapy
Psycho-drama
Play therapy 

WEEK-12
THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION-II
Psychoanalytic Method-Free Association, Transference and Dream Analysis
Environmental Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Yoga/ Meditation

Books and references

Barlow, D.H., Durand, V.M., Steward, S.H. (2009). Abnormal psychology: An integrative approach (Second Canadian Edition). Toronto: Nelson. P16.
Baird, P.C. & Baird, M.S. (1996) “Echoes From A Dungeon Cell” A Doctor’s view of his incarceration, Psychiatric Service,47, 581-582.
Beers, Clifford W. (1913) A Mind That Found Itself: An Autobiography, 3rd Edition. New York: Longmans, Green.
Beers, C.(1908-81) A Mind That Found Itself. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.
Carroll, A. Herbert (1964) Mental Hygiene (4th Edition) Prentice Hall Inc Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Carr, A. (2004). Positive Psychology: The science of happiness and human strength.UK: Routledge.   
Chauhan, S.S. (1977) Advanced Educational Psychology (6th Edition) Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi-110014.
Coleman, J.C.: Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life, D.B. Taraporevala Sonsand Co., Bombay.
Dain, Norman (1980) Clifford W. Beers: Advocate for the Insane. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
Di Matteo, M.R. & Martin, L.R.(2002). Health Psychology. New Delhi: Pearson. 
Forshaw, M. (2003).Advanced Psychology: Health Psychology. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 
Hall, C.S. & Lindzey, G., Theories of Personality, Wiley Publications, New York.
Hick, J.W. (2005). Fifty signs of Mental Health. A Guide to Understanding Mental Health. Yale University Press.  
Irwin G. Sarason & Barbara R. Sarason (2005) Abnormal Psychology, The Problem of Maladaptive Behavior (Eleventh Edition) Pearson Education Inc, New Jersey USA.
Isac, M. K.(1978)  “A Decade of Rural Mental Health Centre Sakalwara-A Report” ,National Institute of Mental Health And Neurosciences Bangalore.
Jones, Kathleen (1999) Taming the Troublesome Child: American Families, Child Guidance, and the Limits of Psychiatric Authority. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Kalein, D.B. Mental Hygiene, Prentice Hall India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
Lawson, P.(2008) Individual Differences in the Class-room. New York: David McKay.
Maree, K. (2010)  First Steps in Research Pretoria: VanSchaik.
McMillan, J. & Schumacher, S. (2006) Research in Education: A Conceptual Introduction, Boston: Little Brown and Company. 
Meyer, Adolf (1948) The Commonsense Psychiatry of Adolf Meyer: Fifty-Two Selected Papers Edited, with Biographical Narrative, by Alfred Lief. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Patel, V, Prince, M. (2020) Global mental health – a new global health field comes of age. JAMA, 303, 1976–1977. 
Robert Laslett (1977) Educating Maladjusted Children.
Snyder, C.R., & Lopez, S.J.(2007). Positive psychology: The scientific and practical explorations of human strengths. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.   
Taylor, S.E. (2006). Health psychology, 6th Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.

Instructor bio

Bilqees Aslam Shah

Govt. College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar
Bilqees Aslam Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Higher Education, UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar. She is presently posted at Government College for Women, MA Road, Srinagar, a constituent college of Cluster University, Srinagar. She has been teaching various PG and UG Courses in the department since last 10 years including Psychological Foundation of Education, Special Groups and their Counselling, Mental Hygiene and Measurement and Evaluation. She obtained M.Ed and M.A. degrees from the University of Kashmir. She has qualified State Level Teaching Eligibility Test (SET) in 2013 and also qualified UGC-National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in 2013. She has been awarded UGC-Junior Research Fellowship in the year 2015. She has published many research papers in the reputed journals and attended many national and international conferences. She has worked as subject expert of many e-contents for UG Course and MOOCs developed under MHRD. 

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